Report  on the Annual Indaba 8 June 2017

1.    The Annual Council Indaba took place as planned.

  • Eighty-two members participated in the clicker sessions the Indaba held on Thursday, 8 June 2017 only seventy-three signed the attendance register.  
  • Twenty- eight members did not attend the Indaba despite reserving their places.
  •  Three members tendered their apologies due to unforeseen circumstances.


The programme for the day can be viewed at this link:


2.    Topics presented can be viewed as per the links as follows:

  • Council’s strategic goals;
  • Council’s Service to its members and how maintenance fees are allocated to the objectives of Council;
  • Transformation;
  • How to collect veterinary evidence; and
  • The services of the veterinary team and the relationships between the veterinary professions within the team.


AHTs, LATs, Nurses & Vet techs

3.    Clicker sessions were held on each session and the outcomes can be viewed at the following link:
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  • Council’s strategic goals;
  • Council’s Service to its members and how maintenance fees are allocated to the objectives of Council;
  • Transformation; and
  • The services of the veterinary team and the relationships between the veterinary professions within the team.

4.    Questions [and comments] were posed by the attendees and answers given as per the summary [not necessarily in the same order] below:

  • Q & A Report Cases
  • Q & A Final Main session, general
  • Q & A Para veterinary professions and the team
  • Q & A Session on topics
  • Q & A First session on strategic goals

5.    Topics for the next Annual Council Indaba were sourced from the attendees and are listed below:

  • The mandate of the SAVC; the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries [DAFF]; and all the associations;
  • The Veterinary strategic plan for the country.  How exposure is given to the implementation of
  • the veterinary strategy including private practitioners? The need to define the roles of private practitioners and the involvement of industry need to be clarified and discussed;
  • What are the roles of the various professions within the Veterinary team; There is a need for AHTs to perform TB and CA testing;
  • How do we as the veterinary professions influence politicians?  
  • In line with the National Development Plan [NDP] discuss the roles of the veterinary professions by 2050; start with building relationships with farmers to ensure that there will be enough safe and secure food. Regain disease control;
  • Compulsory Veterinary Community Service [CCS] - allow a current CCS veterinarian to make a presentation on shortcomings and positive outcomes of CCS;
  • The Vision and Mission of Council;
  • Primary Animal Health Care [PAHC] linked to social development and education; and
  • Law enforcement: Disease Control interlinked with animal welfare; challenges in different provinces; certification; disease reporting; meat safety control.
  • Who should also attend?  Training institutions; Representatives of the Ministers of Social Development and Education.

 

VETERINARY HERITAGE

 

In 2003 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched a worldwide action to value and safeguard the unique intangible cultural heritage of all nations across the world.

The intention would include to foster the feeling of belonging and cohesion in uncertain times: Intangible cultural heritage is described as the transmission of accumulated knowledge over time -  a source of experience that lies at the heart of our identity and carries answers to many of the world’s issues like food security, social cohesion, and health. The youth must know about our heritage, but also take ownership to protect it.”

Following on that was the OIE initiative to preserve and celebrate the tangible and intangible, scientific and cultural heritage of the veterinary profession and that which was unique to the profession in each country.

SAVC appreciated the preservation of heritage as a vehicle to unify the veterinary and para-veterinary professions on all levels: to change the perception of division into a recognition that we are closer than what we often think. Although veterinary science as such is a recent development in SA, our communal history is rich with the legacy of animal husbandry: the Koi, the Bantu and a large part of the white settlers, were stockmen; and where there is stock, there are traditions of management and stockmanship, of animal traction, and of herbal and common sense ways used to prevent or treat illnesses.

The Heritage Committee of Council was formed to celebrate this and has representation from the SAVC, the Para-Veterinary Professions, the South African Veterinary Association, the Black Veterinary Forum and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

Any input will be welcomed: Please send to Ronel Mayhew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 Members of the current Heritage Committee are:  
Dr AP de Vos (Chairperson, SAVC)

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Mr W Kutu (Para-Veterinary professions) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr A Snijders (SAVA) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr PB Mutowembwa (BVF) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr C Mnqeta (DAFF) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LINKS TO DOCUMENTS

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Intangible Cultural Heritage
 
OIE Invitation to join the International Bourgelat Committee and guiding principles

What is Heritage? Heritage, Tourism and Emotion - by Carlos Fortuna, University of Coimbra, Portugal – Single comments to consider

NL 86: Article on Nenta

NL 87: Article on Indigenous Knowledge (IK)

Macro inventory of resources on veterinary history in South Africa

Heritage Newsletter June 2009 When one vet served the whole Cape  

 


Nominations for Veterinary professional of the year 2016


Nominations for Veterinary professional of the year 2017


Veterinary History museum 


Phrase Book: English/Xhosa/Afrikaans

Phrase Book: English/Xhosa/Sesotho

Phrase book: English/Xhosa/Afrikaans/Isizulu

VETERINARY HERITAGE COMMITTEE

VETERINARY HERITAGE
In 2003 The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched a worldwide action to value and safeguard the unique intangible cultural heritage of all nations across the world.
The intention would include to foster the feeling of belonging and cohesion in uncertain times: Intangible cultural heritage is described as the transmission of accumulated knowledge over time -  a source of experience that lies at the heart of our identity and carries answers to many of the world’s issues like food security, social cohesion, and health. The youth must know about our heritage, but also take ownership to protect it.”
Following on that was the OIE initiative to preserve and celebrate the tangible and intangible, scientific and cultural heritage of the veterinary profession and that which was unique to the profession in each country.
SAVC appreciated the preservation of heritage as a vehicle to unify the veterinary and para-veterinary professions on all levels: to change the perception of division into a recognition that we are closer than what we often think. Although veterinary science as such is a recent development in SA, our communal history is rich with the legacy of animal husbandry: the Koi, the Bantu and a large part of the white settlers, were stockmen; and where there is stock, there are traditions of management and stockmanship, of animal traction, and of herbal and common sense ways used to prevent or treat illnesses.


The Heritage Committee of Council was formed to celebrate this and has representation from the SAVC, the Para-Veterinary Professions, the South African Veterinary Association, the Black Veterinary Forum and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.


Any input will be welcomed: Please send to Ronel Mayhew at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Members of the current Heritage Committee are:

Dr AP De Vos (chairperson, SAVC) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mr W Kutu (Para-Veterinary professions) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr A Snijders ( SAVA) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr PB Mutowembwa (BVF) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr C Mnqeta (DAFF)  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LINKS TO DOCUMENTS

From the ‘Bourgelat folder’:
Annexure 1 UNESCO and ICH: Change name to read:  
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and Intangible Cultural Heritage
Annexure 2a OIE IBC Invitation: Change name to read:
OIE Invitation to join the International Bourgelat Committee and guiding principles
Heritage__Tourism_and_Emotion-libre (1)4: Change name to read:
“What is Heritage? Heritage, Tourism and Emotion - by Carlos Fortuna, University of Coimbra, Portugal – Single comments to consider”
NL 86 Article on Nenta: as is plus expand the subsections instead of putting in links: that will allow printing the whole article from the website in one go
NL 87 Article on IK: Print the whole original article (with illustration as in NL)
Macro inventory of resources on veterinary history in South Africa (attached)
Heritage Newsletter June 2009 When one vet served the whole Cape  
Nominations for Veterinary professional of the year 2016: add the names, motivation and exec decision
·         Dr. Glynn Catton
·         Dr Peter Rogers
·         Jotello Festiri Soga (insert attached below)
·         Dr Brian Rippon
·         Dr Piet Botha
Nominations for Veterinary professional of the year 2017: NL 88 Vet of the year -  Print excerpt on P15 clearly as heading, with the table of names added


Add link of the Veterinary History museum
Add Phrase list in excel format?

From: Ronel Mayhew [mailto:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ]
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Subject: RE: Heritage Committee

Dear Dr Mutowembwa

Thank you for your reply. There is a lot of information on the internet, can we use the following for background information if he is selected?

http://remembered.co.za/obituary/view/17668

“Obituary for Dr Jotello Festiri Soga (1865 - 1906)

Jotello Festiri Soga was born in 1865 at the Mgwali Mission in the Eastern Cape. He was the fourth son of Reverend Tiyo and Janet Soga. Dr Soga completed his matric at the Dollar Academy in Fife, Scotland and obtained his veterinary medicine degree in Scotland in 1886. Thereafter, he returned to the Cape Colony. On 09 July 1892, Dr Soga married Catherine Watson Chalmers, a Scottish woman. They had three daughters.

Seven years later he was appointed a veterinary surgeon for the colonial government. He was sent to Fort Beaufort and was also responsible for veterinary services for Victoria East, Stockenström and neighbouring districts. Dr Soga was also directly responsible for the inoculation against contagious lung-sickness, which was decimating cattle in South Africa. He conducted his own inoculation experiments on lung-sickness and thereafter, his vaccinating method was accepted as standard.

Dr Soga was also a lecturer to farmers whom he lectured on ways to control and treat diseases of livestock throughout the Cape Colony and the former British Bechuanaland, now Botswana. Moreover, Dr Soga conducted research on the effect of plants on animals, and comparative physiology. He frequently served as a judge at horse shows at the East London Agricultural Show, and was regularly invited to give lectures to farmers’ associations.

In the late 19th century, Dr Soga’s skills as a trained veterinary doctor were ideally suited and required when rinderpest and other animal diseases threatened to decimate farmers’ herds and flocks. As the first qualified South African veterinarian, Dr Soga was the first to send a warning about the dangers that rinderpest posed to the Cape Colony.

In 1905 Dr Soga became a founding member of the former Cape of Good Hope Veterinary Association, which today is known as the South African Veterinary Association (SAVA).

In veterinary circles Dr Soga was best known as the pioneer researcher in the study of toxic plants and their effect on animals. In acknowledgment of his original research work, the Jotello Soga Ethno Veterinary Garden was created at ARC-Onderstepoort Veterinary Institute next to the Veterinary Museum.

Dr Soga passed away on 06 December 1906 in Amalinda, East London.”

 

Links to African Council websites

Veterinary Statutory Bodies in Africa
http://www.rr-africa.oie.int/en/RC/en_vsbs.html

Veterinary Council of Namibia
http://www.van.org.na/section.php?secid=10

Veterinary Council of Zimbabwe (department of livestock and veterinary services)
http://www.dlvs.gov.zw/

Kenya Veterinary Board
http://kenyavetboard.org/

Veterinary Council of Tanzania
http://www.mifugouvuvi.go.tz/vertinary-council-of-tanzania/

Botswana Veterinary Association
http://www.bva.org.bw/bva_content.php?id=2

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